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Burning Wood: A Science Project

Burning Wood: A Science Project | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered how long it takes different types of wood to burn? Let's find out! We'll set up a fire with different types of wood and measure how long it takes for each one to burn.


The hypothesis is that birch will burn the fastest compared to oak and maple.

Method & Materials

You will set up a fire with different types of wood and measure how long it takes for each one to burn.
You will need two pieces of wood, some newspaper, kindling, and a timer.


The results showed that oak took the longest to burn and birch took the shortest time to burn. It burned the hottest, too.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how different types of wood can burn differently.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include testing different types of wood, or testing different sizes of wood.

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